‘Dark Pictures’ Explores The History Of Industrial Music

The series of events take place at the Cambridge Film Festival this month.

Dark Pictures:Industrial Music Culture on Film– curated by James Mackay and William Fowler – takes a special look at the history of Industrial music and its manifestation in experimental film. The Cambridge Film Festival will present rare moving image works by the likes of Throbbing Gristle(featured in image above), Derek Jarman, Diamanda Galas and Jill Westwood, and explores the roots of the movement in the 1970s squatting and art scenes.

Hosted at the Cambridge Picture House, the series will screen the long unseen Coum Transmissions film ‘After Cease To Exist’ which will be shown for the first time in decades. Guests at ‘Dark Pictures’ include Cosey Fanni-Tutti & Chris Carter, Steve Thrower & Ossian Brown (Cyclobe) plus members of the South London based industrial outfit, Test Department. Other events that will feature over the week are ‘Art, Politics and Squatting’ – which includes ’78-82′, a film chronicling London’s radical ACME housing project – and ‘Industrial Sounds and Visions’.

We recently took a trip to experimental festival Berlin Atonal and checked out the new ‘Industrial Soundtrack for Urban Decay’ film.

‘Dark Pictures: Industrial Music Culture on Film’ takes place at the Cambridge Film Festival, 4-12 September. More info here.